Islamic state members captured in Benue, Edo and Kogi state



Islamic State members in West Africa (ISWA) who intruded Nigeria have been apprehended in Benue, Edo and Kogi state.

Many members of Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) who intruded Nigeria have been discovered and arrested.

According to a Presidency source, the arrest of several suspected attackers was made up of Fulani herdsmen, government-sponsored militias, militants and other miscreants in Benue State. The source also revealed, among those in custody were many who spoke none of the languages native to Nigeria but the French language. The source says, ”This is the first time that security officials have confirmed that the Islamic State in West Africa members are operating as a unit in Nigeria and the level of their penetration of the country,’’ ‘Sic’

According to the source ”It is understood that the cell, which has members in different parts of the country concentrates on recruiting young men to fight for the Islamic State in West Africa by unleashing the cold-blooded murder of innocent citizens’’.

He disclosed, “There was intelligence that they had planned several attacks here, before and during Christmas and the New Year. Their bombing targets included fuel depots, foreign missions and police and military establishments. ”Their network is very wide. But so much was achieved by the department of state services DSS which had made a significant number of arrests in the last two months that helped to pre-empt those attacks”. ‘Sic’

The source maintained, that the activities of DSS helped to save Nigeria from the wave of major terrorist attacks witnessed elsewhere that were syndicated by ISIS worldwide.

Meanwhile Presidency Spokesman, Garba Shehu has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari had been receiving reports on the situation of terrorist attack in Benue and other states.






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